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More Speakers Added: 2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum

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22 October 2019
More Speakers Added:  2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear AUCC members and colleagues:

This is the latest draft agenda.  More prominent speakers have been added to the event.  Please use the link below to register.  We look forward to seeing you!

Draft Agenda 

2019 US-UZBEKISTAN ANNUAL BUSINESS FORUM
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Atrium Ballroom
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

8.00 AM 

Breakfast and Networking

8.30 AM

Greetings from the Event Host
Andrew Gelfuso, Vice President
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
World Trade Center, Washington, DC

8.35 AM

Opening Remarks by The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
Carolyn Lamm, AUCC Chairperson and Senior Partner, Co-Chair International Disputes Americas, White & Case LLP 

8.45 AM

Official Statement by the Government of Uzbekistan
Senator Sodiq Safoyev, First Deputy Chairman of the Senate Republic of Uzbekistan  

8.55 AM

Welcome Remarks by the Secretary of the District of Columbia
Kimberly A. Bassett, Secretary of the District of Columbia (invited)

9.00 AM

Keynote Remarks by the Government of the United States of America
Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce 

 

Official photo 

9.10 AM

Update on Uzbekistan: An Insider's Views
Sardor Umurzakov, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan 

9.20 AM

Introduction of the Central Asian Trade Delegations by AUCC Chairperson Carolyn Lamm

10.00 AM

US-Central Asian Economic Partnership Discussion
Moderated by Christopher Wilson, Assistant U.S. Trade
Representative, South and Central Asia, USTR
Panelists:
Ajmal Ahmady, Minister of Industry and Commerce and
Senior Adviser to the President on Finance and Banking of the Republic of Afghanistan (invited)
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Kairat Torebayev, Vice Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan (invited)
Sultan Ahmatov, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic (invited)
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Zavkizoda Zavki Amin, 1st Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan (invited)
Commerce Minister of the Republic of Turkmenistan (invited)
Sardor Umurzakov, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan
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10.40 AM

Exchange of Documents' Ceremony

10.50 AM

Coffee-Break and Networking

11.00 - 12.00 PM

Public Private Partnership & Privatization of State-owned Enterprises
Moderated by Steven Nadherny, AUCC President and Vice-President, Government Affairs, CNH Industrial
Panelists:
Aliya Chynybayeva, General Manager, Central Asia, Visa
Umidjan Israilov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy (responsible for oil and gas, chemical industry and power sector)
Ilkhom Khaydarov, Chair, Uztekstilprom Association
Atabek Nazirov, Director, Capital Markets Development Agency
Wiebke Schloemer, Regional Director of IFC for Europe and Central Asia, World Bank/IFC
Michele Small, Director, Head of North America Representative Office, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Fei Yu, Deputy Representative, Asian Development Bank 

12.00 - 1.00 PM

Conditions for Successful Investment and Growth: Government Policy, Business Development, and Financial Instruments
Moderated by Bryan Lopp, AUCC Treasurer and Director, International Operations and Policy, The Boeing Company
Panelists:
Gregory Gouzev, General Director of Solar Turbines CIS
Tara Blake, Director of International Project Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Laziz Kudratov, 1st Deputy Minister, Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Annette Maresh, Vice President, Global Infrastructure Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Javier Piedra, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Asia Bureau, USAID
Roberto Valfrè, Business Director, CNH Industrial Central Asia
Daniel Whitley, Associate Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

1.00 - 1.30 PM

Networking: B2B and B2G 
Atrium Ballroom
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

1.30 - 2.45 PM

AUCC-hosted Lunch
Opening Remarks by Steven Nadherny, AUCC President and Vice-President, Government Affairs, CNH industrial
Greetings from Uzbekistan by Sardor Umurzakov, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Keynote Address by Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State (invited)
Introduction by Javier Piedra, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Asia Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development
Overview of International Development by Gloria Steele, Acting Assistant Administrator, Asia Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development

2.45 - 6.30 PM

B2B and B2G Meetings
Atrium Ballroom
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

6.30 - 8.30 PM

Reception hosted by AUCC
Atrium Ballroom
Ben de Guzman, Director, Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (confirmed)
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum

Keynote Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. 

Secretary of Commerce (confirmed)

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2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Atrium Ballroom
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(The closest entrance is on 14th Street NW.  Please see directions below)

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FORUM SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNHIndustrial

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Sponsors

 

 

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Members
of the
Delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan 
Commissioned to Washington, D.C. 
to participate in 
2019 AUCC Annual Business Forum
and TIFA meeting
(October 21-22, 2019, Washington, D.C.)

Senator Sodiq Safoyev

First Deputy Chairman of the Senate, Co-Chair

Sardor Umurzakov

Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade, Co-Chair 

Atabek Nazirov

Director, Capital Markets Development Agency 

Laziz Kudratov

First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade

Umidjan Israilov

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy

Ilkhom Khaydarov

Chair, Uztekstilprom Association

Fakhriddin Boboev

Acting Chair, Uzcharmsanoat Association

Mirziyod Yunusov

Chair, Uzeltechsanoat Association

O. Khamraev

Head of the Chief Department of Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade

A. Rasulov

Department Head, Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade

(To be confirmed)

Representative, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Sh. Tulyaganov

Department Deputy Head, Uzcharmsanoat Association

R. Khalilov

Assistant to the Minister, Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade

Mukhammadjon Makhmudov

Senior Specialist, Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade

Aleksandr Kim

Senior Specialist, Uzeltechsanoat Association

 

The AUCC delegation will be led by the chamber's Chairperson Carolyn B. Lamm and President Steven T. Nadherny.

AUCC is a private, non-governmental, 501 (c)(6) trade association that was established in 1993 in Washington, DC. The chamber is the oldest business group in the US and the Republic of Uzbekistan that exclusively represents commercial interests of US corporations before the governments of our two countries.  

FORUM RECEPTION

All forum participants are invited to the Reception that will be held from 6.30pm till 8.30pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in the Atrium Ballrom, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004.  

FORUM REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration deadline is Friday, September 20, 2019.

SPONSORSHIP

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact AUCC at info@aucconline.com.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION (limited availability)

AUCC has a block of rooms (on a First Come, First Serve Basis) at Grand Hyatt Washington for the following dates: Sunday, October 20, Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Please use the following link to reserve a room:  https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/WASGH/G-AUCCDeadline is Monday, September 16, 2019.   

NON-AUCC ADMISSION FEE: 

Free for AUCC members (will be verified) and the US and Central Asian Government representatives.
All other guests and participants shall pay a 0.00 admission fee.  The fee is non-refundable. Please follow the link below to make a payment and register for the event.         

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DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE: 

BY CAR

  • Enter parking garage from any of the three entrance ramps 
  • Follow posted GREENsigns for the Atrium elevator banks 
  • Take Atrium North or South elevator to "C" Concourse level 
  • Exit Atrium North elevator and walk straight ahead, then bear right to enter the Atrium Ballroom 
  • Exit Atrium South elevator and head to the right, bearing left once you reach the concierge desk to enter the circular passageway 
  • Once you exit the circular space, bear right to the Atrium Ballroom

BY CAB OR FROM METRO CENTER (RedLine) METRO STOP

  • Enter the Moynihan Plaza at the corner of 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Walk towards ARIA Restaurant(orange awning with outdoor tables)
  • Enter the building through the door on your right just before the restaurant
  • Once you are through the security checkpoint head straight to the intersection near the Environmental Protection Agency office lobby (in the Ronald Reagan Building)
  • Follow the overhead signage to the left and down the escalators
  • Once you reach the bottom of the escalators, turn right and walk down the corridor
  • Turn right walk into to the Atrium Ballroom

BY METRO - FEDERAL TRIANGLE (Blue/Orange/SilverLines) METRO STOP

  • Follow signs inside the station to Ronald Reagan Building
  • Once inside the building, walk straight down the corridor to enter the Atrium
  • Once you've passed through the circular passageway, bear right  to the Atrium Ballroom

A CONCIERGE DESK IS LOCATED NEAR EACH ENTRANCE DOOR
FOR ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004
(202) 312-1300